Daryl Davidson, Executive Director - Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation - Announced as a Speaker at DITEC 2015

Daryl Davidson, the Executive Director of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Foundation, has accepted an invitation to participate as a headline speaker at the Defence Innovation and Technology Conference (DITEC) 2015. Taking place on 25 February, DITEC 2015 will see many of the world's leading research and military experts gather to share ideas and discuss the application of new technology to the defense environment.

Raspberry Pi 2

From Raspberry Pi Foundation: Let’s get the good stuff out of the way above the fold. Raspberry Pi 2 is now on salefor $35 (the same price as the existing Model B+), featuring: A 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU (~6x performance) (Broadcom BCM2836) 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM (2x memory) Complete compatibility with Raspberry Pi 1 In stock now at element14 . From Microsoft: We’re excited to announce that we are expanding our Windows Developer Program for IoT by delivering a version of Windows 10 that supports Raspberry Pi 2. This release of Windows 10 will be free for the Maker community through the Windows Developer Program for IoT... ( sign up page )

Winner of the AAAI Video Competition People's Choice Award

Mario Lives! An Adaptive Learning AI Approach for Generating a Living and Conversing Mario Agent: Also Robohub has links to the rest of AAAI videos here .

Robots Explore Dangerous Mines with Novel Sensor Fusion Technology

The 3D Riegl scanning laser range finder and an Acumine 2D scanning millimeter wave radar were transported on Husky and used to record video footage and densely sampled data sets. The data is being submitted to the International Journal of Robotics Research to ensure that this insight and information is available to the robotics community.

International LiDAR Mapping Forum: Sold Out Exhibits and Record Number of UAVs

Over 60 world-leading technology, software and service providers to exhibit at 2015 event

European Research Consortium Collaborates to Develop Unmanned Robot to Manage Vineyards

A European research consortium comprising Spanish, French, Italian and German universities and companies is working on the development of an unmanned robot, equipped with non-invasive advanced sensors and artificial intelligence systems, which will help manage vineyards.

Adept Technology Launches New Family of SCARA Robots in North America

eCobra robot models are available in 600-mm and 800-mm-reach configurations.

3D Robotics Launches DroneEDU to Unleash the Power of Drone Tech in the Classroom

North America's Largest Consumer Drone Manufacturer Now Offers Free & Discounted Hardware, Support, Sponsorship & Partnership Opportunities for All Levels of Education

Baxter Helps Stonecutting Tools Manufacturer Maintain its Edge on the Competition

Trow & Holden Uses Baxter Robot as a Workforce Multiplier to Support a Large, Highly Specialized Customer Base

ABB Robotics unveils second generation IRC5C compact industrial robot controller

Renowned for its outstanding performance and quality, the footprint of the IRC5C is now up to 25 percent smaller than the original compact model

MVTec launches HALCON for Android

Machine vision software on mobile devices ----Wide range of applications for character and object recognition

Valmie Resources (VMRI) Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Vertitek

Leader in UAV Technology to Boost Valmie's Position in $98 Billion Drone Market

maxon motors - Right Angle Spiroid® Gear

Designed to achieve maximum torque with minimal space

"Robots - The New Era. Living, Working and Investing in the Robotics Society of the future" eBook by Andrea Forni

Milan, Italy / January 2015 - "Robots. The New Era - Living, working and investing in the robotics society of the future" is a new multimedia e-book written for a general audience and helps readers understand why Robotics is going to lead to a radical change in how millions of people live, work and invest in the stock market.

SAM Robotic Surrogate Operator

From AkihabaraNews and Robohub: Conceptually, it’s quite simple: joysticks, knobs, and switches manipulated on a custom radio controller direct the flexing and relaxing of pneumatic “artificial muscles” arranged along “arms and legs” that attach to a vehicle’s pedals and levers. When actuated, the robot replicates a human body’s controlling movements. Kowa Tech claims the system delivers input strength equal to that of human limbs and an overall operational capability 80% that of in-vehicle operation (with gains expected as the system matures). The 3-piece modular robot is weather and vibration-proof, weighs only about 30 kg (66 lbs.), easily installs in under 30 minutes, and can be removed in half that time. Current prototypes are operable from up to 200m, and commercial models are expected to reach 1 kilometer. Rounded out with video monitoring for an in-vehicle perspective, in theory ActiveRobo SAM is a near-comprehensive surrogate operator. Most of their demos and testing have thus far been limited to excavator and other heavy equipment work, but the company hopes to eventually make the system adaptable to any vehicle... ( full article )

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